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Impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush

This story is about PVT Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol. Army protocol says that medevac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station. Again, protocol said that in such a case the patient is to be put in sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team ignored the protocol. Here's a seven-minute video put together by the Military Times, which includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went to West Point, removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team. We should never forget what these guys are doing for us every day:
Live RPG removed from soldier - Military Videos: Videos, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Marines - Military Times

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Bump for a great story!

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Wow! What an amazing story
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amazing story.......reminds us that our soldiers are heroes.......who go through unimaginable things....and that these men and women will risk their lives to do what is right, whether it be for our freedoms, or to save the life of a fellow soldier. Sometimes ignoring protocol is the right thing to do.....

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That's an AWESOME story, thanks Shawn, and thanks for YOUR service

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